Theatre and Performing Arts — Auditions
NEW! Northbrook Theatre Jr. Company (NTJC)
The Northbrook Park District is pleased to offer a new theatre program for children in grades 3–5. The young actors will have the opportunity to grow through the performing arts as they work with professional staff and perform plays for youth and family audiences. In November, the Jr. Company will present a one-hour adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.
Auditions: Wednesday–Thursday, August 26–27 from 5–8pm
Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Children will be seen in groups of 10 in the order in which they arrive; there is no cost to audition. Children should bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song, prepared and in the proper key; sheet music for the song that is hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist; and any rehearsal and performance date conflicts.
|Wednesday||Wednesdays||4–5:30pm||Sundays||1–3pm||Saturday, November 14||4 & 7pm|
|Thursday||Thursdays||4–5:30pm||Sundays||1–3pm||Sunday, November 15||12:30 & 4pm|
|Friday||Fridays||4–5:30pm||Sundays||1–3pm||Saturday, November 21||4 & 7pm|
For more information, contact Drew Kambach at dkambach @nbparks.org.
Northbrook Theatre Children's Company (NTCC)
The Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company creates quality theatre productions with students in grades 6–10. They perform age-appropriate musicals, suitable for family viewing. In December, the Children’s Company will present Footloose.
Auditions: Tuesday–Thursday, September 8–10 from 5–7pm
Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be seen in groups of 10 in the order in which they arrive; there is no cost to audition. Students should bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song, prepared and in the proper key; sheet music for the song that is hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist; and any rehearsal and performance date conflicts.
|Wednesday||Wednesdays||4–6pm||Sundays||1–3:30pm||Sunday, December 6||12:30 & 4pm|
|Thursday||Thursdays||4–6pm||Sundays||4–6:30pm||Saturday, December 12||12:30 & 4pm|
|Friday||Fridays||4–6pm||Sundays||4–6:30pm||Sunday, December 13||12:30 & 4pm|
Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences (NTYA)
NTYA is our professional theatre company, comprised of Equity and non-Equity actors dedicated to the child and family audience. This season, NTYA will present Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (directed by Peter Vamvakas) and Junie B. Jones, The Musical (directed by Lydia Milman Schmidt). Performances are on Saturdays at 10am and 1pm. Auditions are at the Northbrook Theatre.
Equity Auditions: July 13 from 9:30am–1:30pm, Appointments are scheduled through Equity
Non-Equity Auditions: July 23 from 3–6pm
Actors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Prepare a monologue appropriate for children's theatre and 16 bars of an up-tempo song. Bring a headshot and resume.
Alexander performances are on Saturdays at 10am & 1pm October 10–31 and November 7–21.
Junie B. performances are on Saturdays at 10am and 1pm on January 23 and 30 and February 6–27.
Rehearsal Schedule: (dates not supplied)
Weeks 1 & 2: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–1:30pm
Week 3 (Tech Week): Monday–Friday, 10am–1:30pm
For more information, contact Erin Sweet at esweet @nbparks.org